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20, Aristofanous Str. (4th floor), 10554 Athens Drive me
Opening: 04.04.2017, 20:00
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It’s an exhibition where the artists are invited to be inspired by an artwork of antiquity and express their own contemporary proposal.

The presence of contemporary Greek artworks alongside the country’s revered ancient monuments makes the artists aware of their living relationship to their history. Undoubtedly, the claim of a country to a cultural identity that is connected to its past is valid to the extent that its society, its artists' creativity and its art in general, demonstrate a capacity to change the coordinates of this relationship by extending the interpretation of history.

The gallery exhibition "Antiquidia", through the 13 artists' works, seeks to convey to the public the energy that emanates from a creative approach to history. Delving deeply into history and time like inspired archeologists, the artists rejoin fragments of memory trying to transfer the philosophy of the past into modern reality. In doing so, they had to rid themselves of any inhibitions and fears that by doing so they could be considered as mere reproducers of a fruitless and obsessive adherence to the Greek ancient heritage.

The exhibition poses the questions, through the attestation of the work of art, one of the most interesting chapters of the discourse between the old and the new; between the contemporary Greek creation and the weighty legacy of our ancient history.

Antiquidia - Dialogues with antiquity

Dimitris Merantzas courtesy of the artist and aaart

Antiquidia - Dialogues with antiquity

Michalis Kallimopoulos "Baubo" courtesy of the artist and aaart

Antiquidia - Dialogues with antiquity

Anna Lascari courtesy of the artist and aaart

Antiquidia - Dialogues with antiquity

Christos Athanassiadis courtesy of the artist and aaart